Aftercare

We handle the aftercare of your pet ourselves, so you can know that they never leave our hands. We are proud to offer a gentler, environmentally friendly alternative to conventional cremation. Water-based cremation (also called Aquamation, Alkaline hydrolysis, Bio-cremation or Green cremation) is an old form of body care that is recently re-emerging as it is gentler to the environment. 

With typical burial, bodies that are buried in the earth are degraded by alkaline hydrolysis, expedited by the soil bacteria – a very slow process that can take rougly 25 years. Aquamation uses alkaline hydrolysis to accelerate natural decomposition. A combination of gentle water flow, temperature, and minerals are used to decompose the body. Similar to fire cremation, the only solid remains are the mineral ash of the bones (usually 20% more than with fire). The ash is lighter in color because it is clean, without carbon discoloration. Because the bone and ash needs to go through drying time, a day or two more is needed before ashes can be returned to families. Aquamation mimics the process that occurs naturally when a body is buried, accelerating the decomposition. Aquamation is currently approved for use in multiple states to process human remains and many veterinary schools have used the technology for decades.

Benefits of water-based cremation:

  •     Gentle & respectful process

  •     Zero emissions of harmful greenhouse gases

  •     Low energy consumption

  •     1/10 the carbon footprint than flame-based cremation

  •     20% more ashes returned compared to fire cremation

  •     They are 100% clean, disease and pollutant free